The legendary actor and L.A. restaurateur shares his favorite--and badass--recipes for bold, fun and versatile Mexican dishes along with stories about his lifelong love of food, in this cookbook that is symbolic of L.A.'s vibrant Latino culture.
Long before he was a Hollywood star, Trejo used to joke with his mom that they should open a restaurant. A few arrests, a couple boxing championships, and more than 300 movies later, they just that with Trejo's Tacos. Here Trejo not only shares recipes for cantina favorites, but offers insights into his life and pays respect to his hometown, his roots, and all of the colorful characters who helped him along the way. The result is a delicious tribute to L.A. and the city's vibrant Latino culture. -- adapted from inside front cover.
Introduction: Once upon a time in Los Angeles -- How to cook the Trejo way. Mix it Mexican ; Trejo's pantry: essential ingredients for making the most of this book ; Butcher basics: why meat matters (and seafood, too) ; From machetes to moicajetes: the gear you need ; Trejo town: a (mostly) food-focused look at Danny's L.A. -- Salsas, cremas, sauces & vinaigrettes -- Tacos, burritos, bowls & quesadillas -- Food that isn't a taco -- Donuts & desserts -- Margaritas & other drinks.